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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                   ESB-2009.0060 -- [UNIX/Linux][Debian]
            New netatalk packages fix arbitrary code execution
                              30 January 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              netatalk
Publisher:            Debian
Operating System:     Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
                      UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-5718

Original Bulletin:    http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1704

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators
         running netatalk check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

Revision History:     January 30 2009: Debian have revised to correct an 
                      January 16 2009: Initial Release

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Debian Security Advisory DSA 1704-2                    security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
January 30th, 2009                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : netatalk
Vulnerability  : arbitrary code execution
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2008-5718
Debian Bug     : 510585

The update in DSA 1704-1 was incomplete as it missed to escape a few
important characters which enabled an attacker to overwrite arbitrary

It was discovered that netatalk, an implementation of the AppleTalk
suite, is affected by a command injection vulnerability when processing
PostScript streams via papd.  This is leading to arbitrary remote
code execution.  Note that this only affects installations that are
configured to use a pipe command in combination with wildcard symbols
substituted with values of the printed job.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.3-4+etch2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.4~beta2-1.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your netatalk package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given at the end of this advisory:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.

Source archives:

    Size/MD5 checksum:    27721 434f6f5d9457398a673ec69bb30307ab
    Size/MD5 checksum:      822 24e5e47499a0a1dfd5431e4a6155b7b3
    Size/MD5 checksum:  1920570 17917abd7d255d231cc0c6188ccd27fb

alpha architecture (DEC Alpha)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   869730 bde96c1e64bb233907f09030707dff2a

amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))

    Size/MD5 checksum:   751502 b8a5955988a0d59901faf4ed0464fbd6

arm architecture (ARM)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   729434 2037b3d25d6014b3349a7eff040eddb7

hppa architecture (HP PA RISC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   800406 0d3f791475418ce8d4dcff2b4a5ac0b5

i386 architecture (Intel ia32)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   706692 f9d73cc2e974b8d3ad968d94def616f3

ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)

    Size/MD5 checksum:  1007912 d6322917392bd75b00b00ba3d50e125f

mips architecture (MIPS (Big Endian))

    Size/MD5 checksum:   765606 6f09e63d5663495b21954510e56ba2eb

mipsel architecture (MIPS (Little Endian))

    Size/MD5 checksum:   773460 ae5779311e770d841fd819df94a13179

powerpc architecture (PowerPC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   757730 c6eed701024c155a9e08306d16edd6a9

s390 architecture (IBM S/390)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   770510 bdf58f88ed39829c7defcb0d7b623b88

sparc architecture (Sun SPARC/UltraSPARC)

    Size/MD5 checksum:   712126 8ea90b6e13fb5f136badaa3878a61474

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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